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Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: Washington Supreme Court Addresses "Ensuing Loss" Provisions, the "Efficient Proximate Cause" Rule, and the Definition of "Collapse"

By Jerret E. Sale , Daniel R. Bentson On May 17, 2012, the Washington Supreme Court issued two new opinions addressing "ensuing loss" provisions (also known as "resulting loss" provisions), the "efficient proximate cause" rule, and the definition of "collapse"...

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: California Adopts "All-Sums-With-Stacking" Doctrine for Continuous and Progressive Property Damage Liability Claims

By Andrew B. Downs , William J. Rusteen Last week, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in State of California v. Continental Insurance Company , --- P.3d ----, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 7324 (Aug. 9, 2012). The court adopted an "all-sums-with-stacking" allocation rule for determining...